Dear Harrison Elementary School Parents/Guardians,
We have been notified that individuals who attended Harrison Elementary School on November 2, and November 5 and 6 respectively have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Because your child is in the same class, we want to make sure you are aware. However, based on the current scientific evidence, simply being in the same room as someone who has COVID-19 does not significantly increase the risk of catching COVID-19. In this instance, the individuals did not attend school while they were symptomatic. Our staff members have been diligent about taking safety precautions recommended by our local health officials to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, District and School officials underwent a contact tracing process and any individuals who might have had a higher level of exposure will be contacted separately so that they might take additional precautions. Close contact is defined as within six feet for more than 15 minutes within the two days prior to the other student becoming symptomatic and thereafter. Again, at this point, we do not believe your child had close contact with the individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 and as such we do not believe your child is at any additional risk.
With that being said, please talk with your child about their health and continue to monitor them for symptoms of COVID-19. These include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
We will continue to promote social distance between our students and complete the daily sanitation of the building. The symptoms of COVID-19 can take an extended period of time to appear so please continue to practice good hygiene and monitor your child’s health. If your child develops symptoms, contact your physician and keep them home from school. If you do not feel comfortable sending your child to school, please contact the school principal for more information about what distance learning resources can be made available for your child.